Rise Above

 

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Rise above

The noise below

A cache of troubles

From today and long ago;

Heavy rocks carried

In an overcrowded mind

Compiled as character builders

Remembered but not defined;

By their weight and numbers

A strong foundation laid

A stack of life lessons

To climb over and cascade;

As roots sink in the soil

Branches reach to the sky

Buds appear and turn to blooms

Revealing beautiful revelations in time;

From the past and the present

Unique experiences meld together

In a pleasing display that proves

You can’t have one, without the other.

7 thoughts on “Rise Above

  1. Lovely! A thoroughly pleasing poem, beautifully presented and with appealing imagery. Love the metaphors and especially these lines:’Heavy rocks carried

    In an overcrowded mind
    Compiled as character builders

    Remembered but not defined;’
    Adore the pic you chose – is that one from your own files or from say Flickr? I’m looking for a site where I can post my poems and add a pic form the net, e.g. a flickr image.

    1. Thank you so much, Eleanor! I do use my own photos. This one in particular, my husband took. Sometimes I take a photo to match a poem I already have in my head, and other times I take a photo that then inspires words. It’s fun either way!

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